Flash Movie Review: The World’s End

Living close enough to go back and visit the old neighborhood where I grew up, I fondly remember the good times I had with my friends. From playing ball in the alley, to seeing the same high school staircase where a group of kids parked a car overnight; I enjoyed living in the city back then. When my friends and I became of legal age, we were excited to buy alcohol legally. The excitement did not last long; I soon lost interest in it. Instead of hanging out with the usual group, I had a couple of friends that would go restaurant hopping with me. Since none of us liked to drink, we would go out at night and stop at different food places along the way. Talk about stuffing one’s feelings; my record was eating at five restaurants in one night. Looking back I think that was the most unusual thing I did while growing up. Granted, I have good memories of that activity but I could never go back and try to do it again; unlike the five friends in this comedy. Gary King, played by Simon Pegg (Star Trek franchise, Hot Fuzz), decided to round up the old group and see if they could complete the legendary pub crawl in their old home town. Joining him on the road trip were his friends Andy Knightley, Oliver Chamberlain, Steven Prance and Peter Page; played by Nick Frost (Paul, Shaun of the Dead), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hot Fuzz), Paddy Considine (In America, Dead Man’s Shoes) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes franchise, Hancock). Upon reaching their old stomping grounds, the group of friends discovered things were not exactly the same; the townsfolk were acting oddly. Little did the friends know their pub crawl would entail more than just downing a pint at each location. This humorous action film started out slow for me; though, the fast paced dialog with its British humor was easily handled by the cast members. It was not until later into the movie that things turned into a science fiction story. There were some gags and scenes that fell flat for me. Taking everything into consideration this was a madcap, fun film on the unexpected times one can have when they go back home.

 

2 2/3 stars

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on August 28, 2013, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. The Dancing Rider

    I enjoyed Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but they weren’t barn burners for me. I will probably rent this one at some point, if RB carries it that is. Your review is what I guessed the movie might be like, if that makes sense!

  2. merci d etre venu sur mon blog c’est sympathique à vous, bonne journée, dommage je ne vois pas de traducteur sur votre blog je ne lis pas correctement tout l’anglais, juste un peu,
    bonne journée a vous encore merci

  3. 🙂 sooo funny! We like this kind of humor… 🙂

    Have a great week and good luck in all your endeavours! Cheers from Toulouse, France… Mélanie NB
    – – –
    P.S. Have you seen this one?…
    http://balauru.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/perfect-mothers-robin-naomi-perfect-actresses/

  4. hiya your review of this one is spot on, i do love the team but this movie is only at best fairly good which is a shame because they are all capable of so much more, i just hope this is not going to be the last one they make together as they all have such a huge amount of talent, have a great day xx

  5. I was unprepared (as I like to be when watching a movie) for the genre change. Too much violence for me though the fight scenes looked like they would have been fun to choreograph. Apart from that, a fun movie.

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